Saturday, November 21, 2020

Home For The Holidays: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

As a Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker, I am honored to work with their amazing brand sharing their stylish and affordable line of home products available at Walmart! As always, any product reviews or opinions are honest feedback from my personal experience.  This post contains affiliate links to Walmart, which means the brand rewards me with a small commission for any sale resulting from a link click through from my blog.  I am excited to share my November project with you today!

I think we can all agree that it has been quite the year thus far and we all need a little joy in our lives!  The holidays are my most favorite time of the year and we look forward to celebrating with family, in whatever capacity that might be!  If you are welcoming guests into your home for the holidays, then it is time to get those guest rooms ready!  

I gave my guest room a fresh new look with the help a few new products from the Better Homes & Gardens line available at Walmart!  Truth be told, this room has been a storage room these past few months so I had some work to do!  I am sharing some simple steps you can take to get those guest rooms ready without the stress!

1. A few weeks before the holidays, do a little purging.  Get rid of anything in the room you do not need. Make sure the closet has space for your guest's items.  Now is a great time to donate to a local charity.  It feels good to let go of the clutter!

2. Take inventory of what you have and what you need.  Maybe you need a new set of sheets, a new blanket or just a few accessories to freshen up the room.  Make a shopping list and get busy.  I love the Better Homes & Gardens line because with their wide variety of products, both in store and online, it makes it so easy to get everything you need.  Don't forget to take inventory of the guest bathroom as well.  Once you have your list ready, head to the nearest Walmart, or shop online, to get everything you need!

3. A week before guests are set to arrive, wash all towels and bedding and start getting the room ready.  Don't wait until the night before when you will have other things to get done.  Get the beds made so you can mark that off the list.  Make sure there are a few extra pillows and blankets accessible.  The Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart has an amazing line of bedding, sheets, blankets and towels at amazing prices! 

4. A few days before your guest arrive, give the room a good cleaning. When dusting, don't forget the blinds/shutters, baseboards, air vents and ceiling fan.  

5. Once the room is all clean, add the finishing touches.  I added some seasonal decor to give the room a warm and cozy feel.  Find out what your guests like to eat and drink and create a little snack bar for them.  Stock the bathroom with some extra toiletries just in case they need them. 

6. Relax and enjoy your time with them! 

I followed all those steps and now my room is all prepped and ready!  

I am so in love with the new bedding I found.  The cute ticking stripe pattern is perfect for the holidays, but can be used all year long.  Since the bed is so bold, I wanted something simple and think it is perfect in here!  The Better Homes & Gardens line has a great selection of bedding in all styles!

Link:  Ticking Stripe Quilt

Link:  Ticking Stripe Shams

Link:  Sweater Knit Throw Pillow

I decided to grab another set of my favorite, wrinkle free sheets for this room.  These are so soft and very reasonably priced!  A super soft and plush blanket was also added for extra coziness! I love the look of layered bedding.  

Link:  Wrinkle Free Sheet Set - lots of options

Link:  Luxe Plush Blanket - more colors

In case guests want to have breakfast in bed, enjoy a midnight snack, read a book or catch up on work, I added a pretty collapsible wood tray for convenience.  I think it will find itself in my own bedroom when I do not have guests.  I see lots cozy nights, snuggled in bed with Hallmark movies on TV,  sipping hot cups of coffee and enjoying a sweet treat or two in my future!  

Link:  Acacia Wood Collapsible Tray

I kept the decor to a minimum since the room is small.  I wanted it to feel open and give my guests room for their personal belongings.  A festive tree, pretty garland and a simple lamp give the room a cozy ambiance without crowding the space!  A few touches go a long way!

Link:  Textured Tear Drop Lamp

Link:  Gray Tweed Shade

Link:  Sherpa Floor Cushions- more colors

To make my guests feel right at home, I added this cute bar cart.  I love stocking the room with a few snacks and bottles of water so my guests don't have to take a trip to the kitchen if they don't want to.  I feel like it adds a welcoming touch to the room!  It is also a great place to store extra blankets for those chilly nights!

Link:  3 Tier Cart

Link:  Faux Boxwood Topiary

I am so glad to mark this room off the never ending holiday to do list!  I may even sleep in here myself, I love this cozy room!

Sweet dreams...

I hope my simple tips help you get our guest room ready to welcome loved ones this holiday season!   

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